Go beyond the resume

We know that most senior hiring starts with a vision, not a need.

Sometimes it takes experience to find experience. Our ability to deliver on your leadership recruitment needs lies in our trusted networks and proven search methodology.

Your next leader isn’t applying on job boards, they’re often discrete, off the radar and harder to engage. That’s where our Search Team comes in. They’re the most connected in the country – ready to deliver on the challenge.

Onset’s approach

Our philosophy for building the ultimate leadership team

Our consultants work across many market specialisations including, Product, Engineering, Data, Cloud and Information Security.

We’ll get to know your needs, vision and understand what your ideal leader might look like. Whether you know exactly what you want or if you’re still working that out – we can help.

Working with us on a senior assignment not only guarantees you’ll be satisfied with the outcome, but will also provide you with invaluable market insights to help position your business for the future.

Get in touch

Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627

Meet your secret weapon

It’s not just WHAT you know. It’s WHO you know.

With executive recruitment, establishing lasting connections is crucial. It can take a serious amount of energy and experience to find the right fit for your leadership. Sean, Dan & Priya lead executive recruitment for precisely this reason.

Sean is a Founder at the Onset and has been in the Australian recruitment industry for 20 years. He’s experienced the growth of the tech startup sector and seen the demand for specialist engineering skills skyrocket. Today, Sean leads executive hiring across Product and Engineering.

Priya started her career in one of the most demanding markets for executive recruitment, Silicon Valley. She worked with VC-backed growth-stage startups and innovative Fortune100 companies. Priya brings valuable experience and insights from the global startup community to Sydney.

For over 20 years Dan has delivered results in demanding, candidate short markets. Dan’s recruited across Australia, Asia Pacific, UK and North American markets and has a strong network of senior leaders across industries globally.

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Meet the team

Meet the team that technology leaders trust

What our
clients say

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer
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Check out what we've been up to on social

A big hello to 5 of our new team members joining the Onset crew 👋

Alexandra is diving into the Software Engineering world, specialising in Embedded Systems roles 🤖

Bai joins the Data practice with Ronny and the team ⚡️

Bambi is working in our DevOps, Cloud, Infrastructure and Security space ☁️

Vianney will be recruiting alongside Reema across QA roles 💫

Antoinette is joining forces with Jade, as our Talent Coordinator with a focus on services for our bespoke talent solutions 💡

Very excited to have them all onboard and already making an impact in their areas of expertise! Connect with them today for insights in your space.

Find out more about our "Talent as a Service" solutions with Jade and the team here - theonset.com.au

#team #techrecruitment #softwareengineering #embedded #data #qa #devops
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“People are what makes the difference to any organisation”.

Marianna drives the professional development of our team, is opening up new horizons for Onset’s culture and is across all things employee and community experience.

Want to be a part of it? Join us today - theonset.com.au/join
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We have a good reason to boast with our eclectic, diverse team of experts.

Meet the people that make The Onset the best damn technology recruitment company in Australia - theonset.com.au/ourteam
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Fresh roles! Advance your career with the help of our specialised consultants.

This is just a sneak peak! Check out our full range of jobs here https://lnkd.in/guM6BNc and get in touch to unveil new opportunities in your field 🔍

#opportunities #techrecruitment #softwareengineering #data #product #uxdesign #devops
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A big hello to Illona who is the most recent member of the Onset crew, bringing over 18 years' of experience in Executive Recruitment to our team.

Illona has partnered with some of the world’s most exciting brands and run searches across Commercial Leadership, Product, Tech and Marketing from both local and International markets. 

"I have been lucky in my career to have worked with exceptional people, to have met inspirational business leaders, and to have seen firsthand the evolution of the digital and tech sector."

Welcome Illona and to all of the exciting exploits you will bring to Onset 👋👏

#executivesearch #team #executiverecruitment #executiveservices #leadership
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Technology evolves overtime, and so our knowledge must.

Every Onset recruiter works in a niche market specialisation meaning they’re highly networked, and have a deep understanding of recruitment in their sector.

Covering the practice for all things Mechatronics, Electronics and Embedded Engineering is Julien and Toby. Connect with them for more insight into opportunities in the space!

Julien is also the owner of the Techies Who Give A Sh*t community. Their next event is coming up this Thursday featuring some incredible speakers in the Aussie digital health and medical technology market.

Check out the link in the comments for more info and RSVP today!

#techieswhogiveashit #embeddedengineering #mechatronics #electronics #iot
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“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it."

Inspiration is the cornerstone of everything we do at The Onset... not least our choice of office artwork. You'll find motivation and inspiration at every turn!

#designwithinspiration #muhammadali #officeart #motivation #inspiration
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In recruitment, it's not just what you know, but who you know. And we know the hiring manager!

We work with some incredible businesses who are making waves across a range of industries. @priyavase is Onset's Practice Lead for Product recruitment and Executive Search, and experiences first-hand how these companies, individuals and innovations are making an impact in the market.

To be a contributor in building the teams that make it happen is a huge reward in recruitment, and we love being a part of the journey.

#techrecruitment #product #executivesearch
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Full house feels...

Our end of month team huddle is feeling back to normal with some full couches in the office!

Congratulations given out for the previous month and a good pep talk for the month to come. Our end of month wraps gives us a good boost, even for those tuning in remotely on the big screen 📺

#techrecruitment #eomwrap #officelife #remotework #team
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Are you an experienced or aspiring recruiter open to a new venture in your career?

We’re leading the way and raising the bar for technology recruitment in Australia. As the business and our network grows, new opportunities open up, which is why we’re looking for people to help us in continuing to raise that bar!

We build teams in some amazing businesses. Are you ready to join a driven, diverse team and overall great bunch of people?

We would love to hear from you and discuss how you can grow with us on our journey. Find out more and get in touch to be a part of the Onset experience - theonset.com.au/join
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Join us for the second instalment of Techies Who Give A Sh*t, live and in-person on 9th June at Morse Micro's offices in Surry Hills.

The topic of the day? Solutions in Aussie digital health and medical technology. 

Techies Who Give A Sh*t was created to facilitate discussion and awareness around using and creating tech for a good cause. This next event will be hosted by Julien, Onset's Practice Lead for Deep Tech & IoT. He will be joined by 3 awesome speakers who are all doing fascinating things in the market right now with cutting edge MedTech solutions.

So, if you fancy a slice of apres-work pizza and a bevvie, head down to Morse Micro at 5.30pm on 9th June. Invite your friends and colleagues too, the more the merrier!

*Note - there is limited space so make sure to RSVP via the MeetUp Event to secure a spot - link in the comments!

#medtech #digitalhealth #techforgood #emvision #neurode #harrisonai
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And here we "grow" again!

Introducing 5 new team members to the Onset crew in the past month 👋

Kylie joins our ever-growing Product team, working alongside Priya as a Principal Consultant.

Coming on board with Russell in the JavaScript world is Nina.

Junmer will be working with Reema, specialising in QA roles.

Joining forces with Danielle in the .Net market is Sazy.

And last but not least, in the Data domain with Ronny and the crew is June.

The power of 5, they are already making waves in their areas of expertise, and we are so excited to have them on board!

#techreceuitment #team #softwareengineering #javascript #data #product #qa #techjobs #recruitment
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"I heard it was take your kid to work day, so I brought my dog."

Yoshi claiming his favourite spot in the office 😍

#onsetteam
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Get your hands on opportunities that are engineered to your needs.

We have an extensive team covering the Software Engineering domain and they can help you land that next big move in your career across contract, permanent or leadership roles.

Check out our open roles at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch today to meet a dedicated recruiter in your space.

#softwareengineering #technologyrecruitment #softwaredeveloper #backend #frontend #fullstack #qaengineering #techjobs #java #javascript #react #python #phpdeveloper #angular #softwaredeveloperjobs
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Our Onset fam has grown again, as we welcome Jade and Marianna!

Two women setting the recruitment world alight...

Jade is a talent solutions whizz across start-up, scale-up and enterprise, and is already stuck into projects with some of our clients, getting them ahead of the game in the Australian market.

While Marianna is here to drive the professional development of our team members, open up new horizons for Onset's culture, and generally refine the employee and community experience.

Exciting times ahead in our world and we are beyond excited to have Jade and Marianna on board and as integral parts of our growth journey!

#newhires #techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #teamculture #talentsolutions
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You're talented. We see you.

We will have your back throughout the entire recruitment process, matching your expertise with our own as we filter out the best roles for you from our extensive database.

Want to know more? Check out our full range of tech jobs at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch to find out how we can help you thrive in your industry.

#techrecruitment #executiverecruitment #jobopportunities #techjobs
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work
together

Ready to connect with the best recruiters in the industry? (you know you want to)

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Prefer to chat? Give us a call on 0438 706 627